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Tag Heuer Connected was a surprise success, Android Wear 2.0 sequel incoming

Given Android Wear smartwatches are still a relatively niche product, the $1,500 Tag Heuer Connected looked like a tough sell.

However, it turns out the most premium smartwatch on the market, modelled after the classic Tag Carrera,  might represent Android Wear’s greatest success story to date.

CEO Jean-Claude Biver said (via 9to5Google), the company sold 56,000 Connected watches when internal expectations topped out at 20,000.

As a result, there are now plans to launch a sequel in May, running the updated Android Wear 2.0. It’ll offer Android Pay, GPS, boast a longer battery life and an improved display.

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Tag Heuer Connected Watch

Biver also revealed there’ll be a smaller model designed for female wearers and a greater number of color options.

The new Connected watch will reportedly compete with the Nexus-like LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style leaked earlier this week.

Casio also announced the WSD-F20, its second generation smartwatch running Android Wear 2.0, at CES 2017.

We’re sure to see more of them at MWC 2017, which kicks off during the last week of February.

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